Sometimes, each person may experience symptoms differently. Symptoms can begin slowly and may also worsen over time. The most common symptoms include:
· Neck muscle pain
· Inability to turn the head, holding in a twisted position.
· Spasm of the neck muscles
· Awkward position of the chin
· Inability to turn the head in a normal position.
· Stiff neck
· One-shoulder higher than the other
· Chin tilt to one side
· Babies with Congenital torticollis may have flattened and unbalanced faces.
· Motor skill delays or difficulties in vision and hearing.
It occurs due to unilateral shortening and contraction of the sternocleidomastoid muscle. There is a deposition of collagen and migration of fibroblasts around the muscle fibers, leading to limitation of head mobility causing neck contracture.